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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Arts and Humanities night of talent, greatness and coffee
The Arts and Humanities Students’ Council is holding a “night of talent and greatness” coffee house tonight at The Grad Club in Middlesex College.

The event is open mic, and all performance types " including music, poetry and theatre " are welcome. Fifth-year arts and humanities student Andrew McCubbin, known for his politically and emotionally-charged beat poetry, will MC the event.

There will also be a special appearance by local recording artist and radio personality Jeff Cole.

Members of the AHSC will serve complimentary snacks.

The wet/dry event begins at 8 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. Admission is free and students from all faculties are welcome.
"Lyndsey Janzen

Day of Action panel discussions
Western’s Society of Graduate Students is holding two panel discussions on tuition issues today in honour of the Canadian Federation of Students’ National Student Day of Action.

Members from major political parties, Western’s administration, student leaders and representatives from organized labour groups are taking part in the panel discussions, including: Paris Meilleur, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance president and University Students’ Council VP-education; former NDP candidate Stephen Maynard; Western Provost and VP-academic Fred Longstaffe; Liberal MPP Deb Matthews; former Green Party candidate Bronagh Morgan Sutherland; and SOGS President Shannon Dea.

The colloquia take place from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in The Grad Club.
"Cigdem Iltan

The Day of Action continues
Students interested in picketing MPP Chris Bentley’s office can meet at the circular driveway outside Middlesex College at 12 p.m. today. A bus will transport students to and from the picket site. The bus returns at 1:30 p.m. Picket signs will be provided.

For further information on Day of Action events, visit
"Cigdem Iltan

Broaden your horizons: become a peer mentor
The International Student Peer Connection program seeks “helping spirits with strong cross-cultural communication skills” to help international students transition to student life in a new country.

Sandra Pehilj, program co-ordinator for International Student Services and Volunteers in Progress, said peer guides must be able to understand and accommodate different values, customs and beliefs.

Applications are available at The deadline for applications is Friday. For more information, e-mail or visit Room 200 of the University Community Centre.
"Kate England

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